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Do not ask these 7 questions in a job interview

What does your company do?

You should have researched and tailored your Resume & your interview responses before you sent in your application.

Do you have a flexible work schedule?

Leave it till you are actually offered the job. They should bring it up (or have already mentioned it in the job description), asking to work from home, or if you can work flex hours.

When can I get promoted?

It indicates either your impatience or overconfidence. You think such question you sound ambitious. Not correct.

Will I have to work long hours?

Do not ask such question. It indicates you’re a clock-watcher. Reflect as focus on the role rather than more into getting a pay cheque.

Do you monitor employee social networking…

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A startup job interview

When you are going for a startup job, make sure you know how different it is from normal operations.

What are the first projects that I will need to complete in the first three months on the job?

What is a startup work environment like?

Priorities change by the day.
The whole direction of the company could shift in a week.
Manage your interview as if you’re already in the role.

This question forces your interviewer to talk about the job as if you’re already in it — and gives you an opportunity to ask smart follow-up questions about the work you would likely be doing on day one.

What performance metrics would I need to meet and exceed for me to score an A+ on my first evaluation?

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Employers Need to Hear from You

During the typical job interview, you’ll be peppered with many interview questions. But what the employers need to know?

“Majority have no idea why employers ask a particular question,” says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound.
“They tend to think it’s a competition to outwit the employers.”

The reality is that employers have neither the time nor inclination to play games with you, especially when hiring. Your interviewer is not trying to outguess you –
she/he is trying to assess your answers for suitability to the job.

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